Pope Francis I has one lung. When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was a teenager one of his lungs was removed because of infection.
It’s a miracle!
From ABC News:
Newly elected Pope Francis is two years younger than Pope Benedict XVI was when he was elected in 2005, but the 76-year-old from Argentina still has at least one health issue: He has only one lung.
Pope Francis, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, had one of his lungs removed when he was a teenager because of an infection, according to the Associated Press.
“Obviously, this was a success because here he is at age 76,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. “So whatever they did got him over that precarious period.”